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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA.    Read More

Share memories of your wedding piper with Piping Live!

This #WeddingWednesday, we want to hear from you! Piping Live! has just launched their ‘Sounds of a Lifetime’ campaign, which is asking fans to submit their fondest memories of piping, whether it was watching a fantastic performance at the festival or hearing a favourite tune performed at a graduation or wedding. If you have your own story to share, we’d love to hear from you – read on to find out more!

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The Story Behind the Song: Mairi’s Wedding

It’s one of the best-loved Scottish tunes of all time, and ever popular at weddings. But what was the inspiration behind ‘Mairi’s Wedding’? Our latest blog explores the song’s history...

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How to Choose Your Wedding Date

It’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding: what date should you set it on? There are many factors at play that can help steer your decision: maybe you’ve got a certain season in mind, or perhaps there’s only select availability at the venue you have your heart set on. One thing's for sure, no matter which date you decide, you and your fiancé will celebrate this anniversary for the rest of your lives. Here’s our guide to some of the top things you should consider when making your mind up…

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Dealing with an Unexpected Clash

You’ve had your wedding reception date set for months, if not years. But just before your big day, an unexpected, life-changing event creates a significant clash of interests. Disaster! It’s a challenge one couple in Liverpool are having to face this weekend, as the Champions League final coincides with their wedding reception. What would you do in this situation? Our latest blog guides you through the options for your wedding reception…

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Top Tips for Brides: Wedding Make-Up

Glasgow is currently in the midst of a mini-heatwave, as temperatures are expected to hit 23 degrees this week! This is great news if you’ve managed to set your date to coincide with the spell of warm weather, as a sunny, summer day is a great backdrop for any wedding. However, warm weather also runs the risk of a makeup meltdown! As your wedding day is likely to be the most photographed day of your life, it’s understandable that you’d wish to look picture perfect. If so, here are our some of our top beauty tips for your wedding day…

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Reasons to have a Winter Wedding

Most couples choose to get married in the summer, with June and September proving the most popular months. If you’d like your wedding to stand apart from the crowd, then choosing to have it in the winter months is one simple way to do that!  We’ve just launched our brand new Winter Wedding Package, which gives you the option to have your dream day at our fantastic city centre venue between November and February for a great price. With that in mind, our latest blog looks at the some of the top reasons why you should consider having a winter wedding…

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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory CVO CBE FRSE MA CA - Lady Oona Ivory DL MA ARCM FRSA - Sandy Grant Gordon CBE MA

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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